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Using a Steamer to remove stubborn Wallpaper

Postby Ritchie » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:26 am

I have recently purchased an Edwardian House and a friend has advised that the walls are likely to be made from Lime plaster.

Is it safe to use a steamer (in moderation) or am i likely to ruin my walls?
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:49 am

This has to be your call Ritchie. Even used very carfefully on walls a steamer can lift skim plaster so there are no rules of thumb. Similarly an incorreect "dig" with a scraper can heave out a great chunk of unwanted plaster....
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